I love my apps
Yes, “apps” are that important, especially where your safety, convenience and general well-being are concerned. They can often spell the difference between life or death for seniors like you and me.
But before going into specifics on how they can be of use to you, let’s get you up to speed on what they are.
Do you use online dating sites? I do, so does a lot of men and women worldwide.
In fact, about 40 million Americans use dating sites. Among them, the adult sector, 55 to 64 years old, is registering the fastest growth: from 6% in 2013 to 12% in 2015.
Dating sites have come a long way since it first appeared in 1995. By 2002, it had 26.6 million subscribers and by 2007, dating sites became the highest online industry with paid content (next to Porn).
Bags are packed and ready to go!
Travel is good both for mind and body. And if planned well, it can be very memorable, especially for seniors who are in their nostalgic stage in life.
It is fun, exciting, and educational. You get to see new places, meet and talk to different peoples, experience other cultures, traditions, and history. You get to taste different foods and learn different languages.
Use money wisely!
Do you know how it feels to look at unpaid bills, yet with nothing to pay them for?
I do. Though it happened a long time ago, thinking about them still make stomach form knots, draw perspiration from my forehead and raise my blood pressure a bit. They make me cringe in fear that they might come and pay me another visit.
Ouch! It hurts
Have you suffered from gout? I did, for one day, several years ago. But it was a day of pure suffering. I had it in my left foot which made walking excruciatingly painful that I had to limp. I thought, for a while, that my active life was coming to an end.
To my relief, it was gone the following day and has never come back since then.
There is magic in retirement
Do you know that four million working Americans retire each year?
Yes, for them, the day has finally come to change clothes – from office to retirement.
On their last day of office, they all ask themselves the familiar question, “Now what?”
About 10 live-alone seniors die each day in the U.S. They die not from any existing medical conditions but from loneliness and isolation.
On the practical side, you may say that it is their time. But I am sure that you don’t want to be among the ten. You want to live a little longer, enjoy life a little more.
Portion of Pasig, Metro Manila
Last week I had another trip, my fourth this year. It was a little bit different this time, though.
This time there was no sea and sun, but still lots of fun. And the trip was not to a remote and secluded resort but right in the heart of Metro Manila.
Coffee-bonding Old Gents
I am not a coffee junkie but I take two servings each day. First is early in the morning and the second, early afternoon.
Instant coffee is my choice early in the morning to recover lost sugar from my daily exercise. In the afternoon, I take brewed coffee in Internet cafes so I can avail of their wifi connection.